Why ‘Top Chef’ brothers are opening their first restaurant together in Miami

Bryan and Michael Voltaggio's first restaurant together will be Monger in Miami. Carlos Frias

This partnership was a long time coming.

The issue was whether brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, who have become successful, separately, in the same field — and have competed against one another, even on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” — could eschew ego to work together.

The first test of this theory will be Monger, the anchor restaurant in the new downtown train station, MiamiCentral, that will act as a hub for all rail, including a new express train connecting Miami and Orlando. The train station will be part of an 11-acre, live-work-play complex.

“We’re testing the waters of working together,” Mike Voltaggio said last week as he and his brother were in town to survey the new train station, set to open next summer.

“For years, we should have done something together. Why wouldn’t we, right?” Bryan Voltaggio said. “This is something we’ve been working toward.”

READ MORE: Why ‘Top Chef’ brothers are opening their first restaurant together in Miami

 

Comments

Thanks for checking out our new site! We’ve changed a ton of stuff, and we’d love to know what you think.

Email feedback